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NY teachers union, state officials decry computer-based testing snafus — but see different solutions
The state teachers union rallied Monday for support to end computer-based state assessments after another set of glitches muddied reading exams last week…
February 14, 2019
We’ve watched as schools have responded to the Parkland shooting with more police. What we actually need: counselors and teachers of color
Students of color need more support, not more security.
January 16, 2019
New York is about to release a new list of struggling schools. Here’s what you should know.
As the state is set to release the new ratings, here’s what you should know about the new system.
November 5, 2018
State education officials signal extension of moratorium on teacher evaluations tied to state tests
Officials want to use an extension to continue speaking with teachers, principals and advocates about the evaluation system, which has long been a politically charged issue in the state.
one chamber down
May 2, 2018
The Assembly passed a new teacher evaluation plan. Here’s how it may — and may not — impact New York City
If the bill clears the legislature, little will likely change for New York City educators.
May 1, 2018
‘You’re going to see a lot of me’: Carranza promises to be a presence among Albany lawmakers
Carranza traveled to New York’s capital to attend the state’s Senate and Assembly education committee meetings.
April 4, 2018
Meet a top New York state policymaker working to integrate the state’s severely segregated schools
In an exclusive interview with Chalkbeat, the leader of a state workgroup studying school integration began to lay out her ideas for what the group can accomplish.
it's a deal
March 30, 2018
The final answer: School spending gets a billion-dollar boost
Lawmakers reached a deal on a state budget late Friday night.
Not Done Yet
March 30, 2018
Heading into the holiday weekend, still no budget deal in Albany
Into Friday afternoon, lawmakers remained at the Capitol haggling over details, missing their self-imposed deadline to finish the budget before the weekend holidays.
March 27, 2018
With the New York state budget deadline nearing, here are the education issues we’re watching
A number of issues have yet to be resolved: the overall level of education spending, school safety measures, and charter school funding.
let the games begin
March 13, 2018
Assembly pushes for $1.5 billion boost to education spending
The proposed increase — which would bring total education spending to $27.1 billion — is significantly more than the governor’s suggested $769 million increase.
January 30, 2018
What will NYC schools chief Carmen Fariña ask for in Albany — and what will she be asked?
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is preparing to testify at a state legislative hearing on Wednesday.
state of the state
January 3, 2018
Cuomo offers few new education plans for 2018, but says poor schools need more funding
New York's governor said little about education in his annual State of the State address; his agenda mainly calls for expanding existing education programs.
Back from Betsy
December 20, 2017
Feds ask New York to make relatively minor changes to its new education plan
On Monday, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s administration sent back its response, which mainly called for tweaks and clarifications.
November 16, 2017
As school districts push for integration, decades-old federal rule could thwart them
Districts across the country want to use federal money for school buses to help with desegregation, but an old spending restriction could get in the way.
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